Make a New Year’s Resolution!? NOPE.

This may sound a bit strident, but I positively loathe the concept of the New Year’s Resolution. Of course, an argument could be made my feelings are due to never having successfully stuck to one. In fact, the only time I’ve ever followed through  was last year, when I literally resolved NOT to set myself up (again) to fail. That’s not being harsh, to “waiver or fail” is actually the opposite of “resolve.” Admittedly, if looked at from the proper perspective, and if approached in a rational manner, the New Year’s Resolution could be a wonderful thing….

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The Case for New Year’s Resolutions

People are pretty bad at keeping New Year’s Resolutions. It’s hard to defend making resolutions—especially if you measure success solely by the number of pounds lost or habits kicked for good. For me, though, the value in New Year’s Resolutions comes from the process, even if they fall by the wayside before February. History is on my side, as New Year’s Resolutions date back to ancient times. It’s a practice that has endured for millennia. Here are some reasons why I think it’s still worth making New Year’s Resolutions. “The…

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